Zookeeper - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Zookeeper Reviews

Page 1 of 7
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 20, 2011
Doesn't belabor its punch lines and it maximizes James' likeability to a mostly winning result.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
September 14, 2011
From the unstoppable Adam Sandler hit factory comes this pleasant, kid-friendly, ultra-formulaic shlub-does-good comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Roark
Christianity Today
September 2, 2011
Though silly and disposable, the film's heart and physical comedy make it relatively satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
Zookeeper is a charming and lovably imperfect film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
July 28, 2011
Though Zookeeper doesn't really cast any lingering animal magic, it has enough laughs to keep family audiences engaged during the summer holidays.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 28, 2011
I didn't dislike it and reckon children will be amused by the talking animals and impressed by the quality of the effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
July 22, 2011
Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward...

National Post
July 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
July 8, 2011
Cher and Sly Stallone as a lion couple? Quirky voice casting helps Zookeeper rise above its kiddie film trappings - barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 8, 2011
Did we mention that things just go better with Kevin James? Well-trodden comedy hooks become strangely more amusing. Goofball physical shtick elicits broader smiles. The bumblingly stupid is made endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
July 8, 2011
Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward,...
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 8, 2011
James is appealing enough to make it work - just barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
July 8, 2011
Casting carries "Zookeeper" over its roughest patches. The vocal guest stars are inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
July 7, 2011
While kids can enjoy the well-intentioned, duplicitous yapping uncaged creatures, those jaded adults in the audience will likely pass the time turned on by the challenge of the guessing game, matching celeb voices with assigned species in the cast.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2011
It's all very ho-hum, though James, who's like Jason Alexander with a touch of Jeremy Piven, is still a schmo you can't help rooting for.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 7, 2011
...what I found was something with real warmth, a concern for animal welfare, and, most amazingly, a film that didn't have a single fart or poop joke...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 7, 2011
Look, a great movie this is not. A pleasant summer entertainment it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
July 7, 2011
Zookeeper is a surprisingly good time at the movies, or maybe it's just too hot outside for anything in air-conditioning to disappoint... It isn't just the heat; it's the film's amiable stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
Movies like "Zookeeper" make you hate movies, restaurants, animals, and Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013
Kevin James' new comedy Zookeeper may be popular with the kiddos, but slapstick humor and a cookie-cutter storyline doom it for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Urban Cinefile
January 9, 2012
Page 1 of 7